1/18/23

Christian Spiritual Book Review: The River of God's Presence by Jeannine Rodriguez-Everard


By on 1/18/2023 07:42:00 AM

This morning, I have a non-fiction Christian spriritual living book in our review spotlight! One of my goals for the new year is added attention to my spriritual health so this book certainly caught my interest. Learn about The River of God's Presence and author Jeannine Rodriguez-Everard, check out my thoughts and enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post!


 

​Book Title:  The River of God's Presence by Jeannine Rodriguez-Everard
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  316 pages
GenreChristian Spiritual Life
Publisher:  Images of Light Publishing, LLC
Release date:  October  2022
Content Rating:  This Christian book is rated G.
 
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about the book

One night, Jesus caught Jeannine up in the most vivid dream of her life. In this dream, He flew her around the world and revealed how His presence is like the river of God. By contemplating the rivers in Scripture with Him, Jeannine began to understand what happens when we encounter His presence. From Genesis through Revelation, Jesus revealed to her how the rivers in Scripture can metaphorically depict what happens in God's presence and how Jesus invites us to commune with Him.

Regardless of your experience with God, this book will take you deeper and further in your spiritual life, and you will be more aware of His presence and all that is available to you within it. Studying the river of God will compel you to spend time with Him, where you will find the answers to all the "whats?" and the "whys?" and the "hows?" and the "what-ifs?" you've been asking. You will discover in His presence the best inspiration for life.

As you read The River of God's Presence, you will become more aware of His presence, and you will learn to live from the place of His presence. As this occurs, the beauty of His presence will flow out from your relationship with Him in such a way that it affects every aspect of your life!
 
my review

The author creates a devotional with a very accessible format. No matter your background or stage of your relationship with God and Biblical teachings, you can use this book to further your spirituality. The author invites readers in each chapter to explore God's presence through well-thought-out Biblical teachings related to Bible passages and stories. Once she introduces a passage and story that expands on the flowing of God's presence, she shares her personal story related to the teaching before encouraging readers to delve deeper into their own relationship with God and the Bible through thought-provoking meditation prompts. The author has a very easy-to-read, easy-to-understand teaching method as she creates a nice blend of Bible study, devotional, and self-reflection/self-study opportunities in each chapter for readers.

 

Don't expect to read this book from cover to cover in a day. This book isn't something you should expect to read and contemplate in a day. In fact, the messages and meditation prompts are written, so that I will be using this book for journaling and spiritual reflection for quite some time. While the passages and stories will remain the same--my experiences and spiritual views will change and grow, making the meditation prompts useful again and again. 

 

Would I recommend The River of God's Presence by Jeannine Rodriguez-Everard? I often pick up devotionals, and spiritual "self-help" books with Bible reflection prompts--and have struggled to find a style that I like and find effective for my own use. I really like the organization of this book and the down-to-Earth, easy-to-read flow of the author's ideas and suggestions. If you seek to strengthen or re-develop your connection to God and reflect on His presence in various ways in your life--this is a book that I would definitely add to your spiritual reading list. Plan to dedicate a reflection journal to use with this book, and take advantage of the resources and suggestions the author shares throughout the book and in the end sections. The River of God's Presence is a book I will keep using again and again since the teachings are timeless, and the prompts will grow with me. 

  
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meet the author
 
Jeannine Rodriguez-Everard is an author, teacher, and international speaker. She is gifted in understanding the supernatural and how God speaks to His children. Jeannine seeks to help people know God and how He uniquely created them to reflect His Light and love to the world. Through her understanding of the ways of God and the importance of communion with Him, Jeannine helps people encounter God personally, while understanding their ability to bring Heaven to Earth through friendship with Jesus. Jeannine and her husband, Ian, live in Idaho with their two beloved dogs, Jimmy & Johnny. Jeannine also enjoys connecting with God and others through art, singing, and storytelling.

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About Angela

Angela is a freelance travel writer and lifestyle blogger, blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, 5 moody cats, 1 spoiled dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

1 comments :

  1. Thank you, Angela, for such a beautiful review. I pray it will encourage your readers to delve in just as you did. I love that you encourage them to get a reflection journal to companion them on their journey through the book. It is my deepest heart's desire that every reader will encounter God in rich and inspiring ways and be brought ever closer to Him.

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